COLUMBUS—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) has announced that he will be participating in the bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.


Dever will be one of six state legislators to serve on the task force, which was unveiled earlier this year by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville). The goals of the task force are to spread dementia awareness, instill collaboration between counties and the state through outreach efforts, and increase availability of respite care and resources.


"I am looking forward to beginning my work on the task force, which will help legislators and the public alike share ideas for helping Ohioans who are suffering from Alzheimer's, Dementia and other mental health issues,” Dever said. “As a legislature, we must be prepared to address important issues like this that impact so many families across our state, and I am confident that this task force will help us do that.”


The meetings will take place twice a month from August through October of this year to discuss possible legislation and create a statewide care plan for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

 
 
 
  
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